What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Accordion Stories From the Heart Author Talk and Mini Concert

Sunday, March 24th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. A book signing and mini accordion concert with Angelo Paul Ramunni, author of the recently-published “Accordion Stories from the Heart.” Dedicated to his mother, who informed him at age 10 he would take accordion lessons because it was good, clean and wholesome, Paul Ramunni’s book tells the stories of the ‘very personal history’ of almost 40 accordions, and offers photos of centuries-old and beautifully hand-crafted accordions from around ...

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Ukelele for Beginners

Tuesday, March 5th at 3:30 in the Meeting Room. The ukulele is hot right now! Folks young and old are learning to play this friendly little instrument — and loving it! If you’re one of the many people who thought you would like to give it a try but didn’t want to invest in an instrument, this workshop is for you. In just an hour or so, you’ll be playing simple tunes. You will learn some ...

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Chinese New Year Cooking for Kids and Adults

Takes place Saturday February 9 at 3:00pm in the library meeting room.  Learn to make wontons, traditional noodles and a delicious green tea smoothie. For ages 7-10 with an adult partner. Register online. Space is limited.  

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Jack and the Beanstalk a Musical Story Time

On Saturday, February 2 at 2:00pm in the library meeting room, bassist, Ed Allman of the Waterbury Symphony will read the classic tale accompanied by musical interludes on his double bass. Following the story, Ed will talk about his life as a musician.  For ages 4 to adult.  Register online.

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All of Us Newtown

As part of the ‘Healthy Community’ movement in Newtown, and as an agent of community cooperation and collaboration, the C.H. Booth Library’s All of Us Newtown project is a program of outreach involving public education about the All of Us Research Program and health information literacy using resources available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Click to learn more!

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EverWonder Brings Science and Engineering to the Library

Saturday, February 16, March 2, April 13 and May 11 at 2pm in the library meeting room, join educators from the EverWonder Children's Museum in Newtown as they explore a new topic each month.  For children in grades K-2. Register online for each program you plan to attend.

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Bring the Hoopla! Hula Hooping fun for the whole family

Saturday, January 19th at 2:00 pm.  Hooping is a low impact aerobic activity that makes everyone smile.  Well-balanced hoops will be provided.  For ages 5 and up.  Register online.

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Needle Felting With Katie

Monday, February 4th from 4:30 to 6:00 in the Meeting Room. Back by popular demand, Katie Stevenson will teach you to make a small decoration or animal using dyed wool and a burred needle. No small children, please. Registration required.

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Cuban Art Uncovered: From Havana to the World

ArtScapades returns on Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 in the Meeting Room, to examine the major themes in Cuban art. They will trace the development of art in Cuba from the time of the Spanish colonization through the 20th century, focusing on modern Cuban artists who have achieved international recognition. Artists include Eduardo Abela (above), Carlos Enriquez, Amelia Pelaez, Wilfredo Lam, and Rene Portocarrero. Wine and cheese. Please register.

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Healthy Simple Cooking for One or Two

Thursday, February 21st from 2:00 - 3:30 in the Meeting Room. Sharon Martovich, Certified Nutritionist and Chef, will give a cooking demonstration of a seasonal meal, with suggestions for leftovers and a discussion of alternative options for those with nutritional concerns or allergies. The menu will consist of Baked Mini Turkey Meatloaves with Shredded Zucchini, Baked Sweet Potato Casserole, and Baked Fruit Nachos. There will be samples for tasting at the session, and recipes to take ...

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The Crate: A Story of War, a Murder, and Justice Author Talk

Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 in the Meeting Room. Snow date: March 3rd. This is the intimate story of a gruesome crime that involved the author’s family of Holocaust survivors. In 2010, they discovered a wooden crate, nailed tightly shut and hidden underneath their cherished lake house. They were not prepared for the horrific contents of the crate. The discovery traumatized the family, and dredged up their memories of the Holocaust – of surviving concentration camps, ...

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson for ages 2-6

Meets Friday, February 1-March 8 at 11:30 am in the the library meeting room. Music educator, Brad Peterson will lead children in a variety of  musical activities including finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances and stories.   Each session is a fun, fast paced lesson designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development.  Register online for each class you plan ...

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Device Advice for Seniors

Thursday, January 17th from 1:00 to 2:30 in the Meeting Room. Bring your device and your questions and our patient experts will help you find the answers. No need for Registration.  

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Bilingual Spanish-English Story Time for ages 4-6

Bilingual story time meets Saturday at 1:00 pm:  February 2 & 23, March 2 & 30, April 6 & 27 in the children's story hour room.  Born in Ecuador, instructor Belen Fiallo will introduce children to basic Spanish words through stories, songs and play. Belen has a degree in early childhood education and has written a bilingual children's book called 'Eri's Adventure.' Open to children ages 4-6.  Register online for each class you plan to ...

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Soccer Skills and Drills for ages 3-6

Coach Tony is back!  Soccer skills and drills starts Wednesday, January 9 and runs trough May 29, 4:30-5:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. Children will learn basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play.  Registration required.

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Springfield Confidential

Sunday, January 20th at 2:00pm in the Meeting Room. Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss—who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989—shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family ever. Springfield Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow; dishes on what it’s like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers sixty hours a week; and tells what Reiss learned ...

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Science Saturday: Gr. K-2

Meets Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 pm. in the library meeting room.  Gayna Swart, MS will lead informative, fun and interactive programs designed to expose children to the most fascinating aspects of science. Every month children will focus on a new topic:  1/26:  Color Chemistry,  2/23: What to animals do in winter?, 4/27: Insects and pollinators,  5/25:  How the sun effects life on earth.   Register online.

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Autism Awareness Film & Discussion Series

  We'll be showing a series of documentaries every other month on the first Thursday, with time afterward for discussion. As the date approaches we will post the movie.        

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Prabha Makayee will be meditating every Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Gathering Room. Anyone is welcome to ask her how or to join in. All are welcome. Note: Prabha will be away December 20th through January 3rd.

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays. Schedule an appointment in person at the Reference Desk, by phone at 203-426-8552, or by email at reference@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book Store
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.




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